Dalia Stasevska, conductor*
Conrad Tao, piano*
William Gerlach, trumpetΩ
Jessie Montgomery: Hymn for Everyone** (NSO CO-COMMISSION)
Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is a rule-breaking, Neo-baroque romp filled with rapid-paced rhythms and comic punch lines. It’s the musical equivalent of a wily jokester, and there’s no better duo to bring the humor to life than award-winning pianist Conrad Tao and NSO Principal Trumpet William Gerlach.
Led by charismatic young conductor Dalia Stasevska in her NSO debut, the program also includes a new co-commission by Jessie Montgomery—an innovative 21st-century American composer who writes music that is “turbulent, wildly colorful and exploding with life” (The Washington Post).
**First performance by the NSO
March 2nd, 2023
March 4th, 2023
Concert Hall at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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